ATENEA

by Roger Grasas


Photographs: Roger Grasas

Text: Roger Grasas

Publisher: Editorial RM

144 pages

Year: 2017

ISBN: 978-8469738788

Price: 22

Comments: 1 x 15 x 23.5 cm

ATENEA is a journey both physical and symbolic, across a Europe marked by depression and disillusionment. Far away from the hungry gaze of the media I try to offer a vision of a mysterious and unsettling continent, scattered with scenes in which animate and inanimate being converse in an encrypted language. On a sort of situationalist derive, I crossed about forty cities as an observer like a flâneur, a true homo ludens, taking delight in the extraordinary among the visible signs I encounter, transforming the ephemeral path traced across the map into a board game of my own invention. As the starting point for this excavation of the western world’s very foundations, ATENEA chooses the headquarters of the European Central Bank Frankfurt, the epicenter of current political events. The tour reaches its culmination two months later, at the feet of the Parthenon in Athens, thus closing the gap between the modern-day “temple” of financial speculation and the ancient greek temple of art and wisdom. It is a journey from north to south, from Europe the affluent to Europe the impoverished from the contemporary crisis of values to the original value of ideas.


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ATENEA

by Roger Grasas


Photographs: Roger Grasas

Text: Roger Grasas

Publisher: Editorial RM

144 pages

Year: 2017

ISBN: 978-8469738788

Price: 22

Comments: 1 x 15 x 23.5 cm

ATENEA is a journey both physical and symbolic, across a Europe marked by depression and disillusionment. Far away from the hungry gaze of the media I try to offer a vision of a mysterious and unsettling continent, scattered with scenes in which animate and inanimate being converse in an encrypted language. On a sort of situationalist derive, I crossed about forty cities as an observer like a flâneur, a true homo ludens, taking delight in the extraordinary among the visible signs I encounter, transforming the ephemeral path traced across the map into a board game of my own invention. As the starting point for this excavation of the western world’s very foundations, ATENEA chooses the headquarters of the European Central Bank Frankfurt, the epicenter of current political events. The tour reaches its culmination two months later, at the feet of the Parthenon in Athens, thus closing the gap between the modern-day “temple” of financial speculation and the ancient greek temple of art and wisdom. It is a journey from north to south, from Europe the affluent to Europe the impoverished from the contemporary crisis of values to the original value of ideas.


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A collector's choice by josefchladek.com

ATENEA

by Roger Grasas


Photographs: Roger Grasas

Text: Roger Grasas

Publisher: Editorial RM

144 pages

Year: 2017

ISBN: 978-8469738788

Price: 22

Comments: 1 x 15 x 23.5 cm

ATENEA is a journey both physical and symbolic, across a Europe marked by depression and disillusionment. Far away from the hungry gaze of the media I try to offer a vision of a mysterious and unsettling continent, scattered with scenes in which animate and inanimate being converse in an encrypted language. On a sort of situationalist derive, I crossed about forty cities as an observer like a flâneur, a true homo ludens, taking delight in the extraordinary among the visible signs I encounter, transforming the ephemeral path traced across the map into a board game of my own invention. As the starting point for this excavation of the western world’s very foundations, ATENEA chooses the headquarters of the European Central Bank Frankfurt, the epicenter of current political events. The tour reaches its culmination two months later, at the feet of the Parthenon in Athens, thus closing the gap between the modern-day “temple” of financial speculation and the ancient greek temple of art and wisdom. It is a journey from north to south, from Europe the affluent to Europe the impoverished from the contemporary crisis of values to the original value of ideas.


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A collector's choice by josefchladek.com